Video: Georgia seeks to reverse its fortunes at Tennessee

Noah Coslov of CineSport and I discuss Georgia’s SEC East matchup against Tennessee Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.:

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October 6th, 2011
12:03 pm

formula for success

Run the ball a lot
Punt, FG or EP after every possession
Stop their run
Make them 1 dimensional
Keep Bray on sideline


Montgomery Burns

October 6th, 2011
12:18 pm

Once upon a time, I would feel confident about Richt going to Knox. No longer.


October 6th, 2011
12:30 pm

I really don’t know what to expect! The last two visits to Knoxville, the Dogs were favored as they are on this trip. Both times, they laid an egg! This time, the Vols are looking to add a little bacon to those eggs! The Dawgs have a much better defense this time and seem to have a more balanced offense. Consistency is the key, don’t turn the ball over and grind out first downs. Have Tyler Bray sit on the sidelines and watch the game. Give him very little playing time! Bacarri Rambo and Sanders Commings, meet Mr. D’Arick Rogers! Be a thorn in his side!! GO DAWGS!!


October 6th, 2011
12:37 pm

a steady dose of crowell and thomas should do the trick. mix that in with some timely play action and the dawgs should be just fine. lets keep samuel on the sideline this week. the guy is not a talented runner. i love what he’s done for the university in terms of switching positions twice! but in the end it’s about results and the bottom line. richard samuel is a below avg runner.


October 6th, 2011
12:40 pm

i think we need to put points on the board-whenever we try the ball control thing we sputter


October 6th, 2011
12:48 pm

Need to play our game not theirs. Minimize mistakes and run the football consistently. Play hard nose upbeat defense, get after the QB. Play to our capablilities and we will win.


October 6th, 2011
12:49 pm

DawginLex: huh? “Punt, FG, or EP (should say PAT) after every possession”? Duh. There is no other option except turnovers… How abuot score every possession? That would make a lot more sense. I think in general this team has been playing scared for several years. First they had the pressure of inflated pre-season expectations of national championships, and when they didn’t produce in that pressure cooker, they’ve had to play for their coaches’ jobs. Quit griping and speculating and let’s play some football. And Honest_abe: Samuel is doing very well as is Thomas. Crowell cannot be the sole RB, not practical or a smart game plan.

SD Dawg

October 6th, 2011
1:46 pm

I am anxious to see our defense against a real passing team. When we faced one in Boise State, we blew! Since then, we haven’t really faced a good offense. As for our offense, do we really have the numbers up front to grind a team down? Sure, I like the sound of it, but is it realistic given this OL? The line has played decent at times given they are all playing all the time. But there are still too many breakdowns to feel comfortable that we can control a game with our offense.

I still think our team is on the fence when it comes to fight or flight. Used to be, we could count on the fight. I suspect we’ll be faced with this challenge this weekend. Hope they are up for it.

Desert Fox

October 6th, 2011
2:00 pm

Another big test for the Dawgs defense. They have come a long way since the Boise and SC games. I think this is going to be one of those games. I’d feel more confident if CW was playing on D and w/o him the dawgs lose a little on Defense. GA has to jump on them quick and be able to stay there for the entire game not just one half. Believe it’s going to be a close game and I hope the Dawgs end up leaving TN w/a win.


October 6th, 2011
2:03 pm


Under my formula, we would be 4-1 right now as we would have punted those 3 times versus SC and we would have won 42-17.

That’s what I meant.

I know scoring every time is the best but not realistic.

Ending every drive with a kick means no turnovers. If we do that this week, we win.

Should be a good game------but

October 6th, 2011
2:23 pm

Georgia should abort the hurry-up/no huddle. Besides it making them look like a bunch of pee-wee kids that are lost and confused, it contributes to a tired O line being more winded. Chip hit the nail on the head when he said part of the second half problems are due to a tired O line. Besides, the noise level at Tennessee isn’t going to favor the no-huddle. A major key to winning this game is to use all our weapons. Figgins is way under ulitized as a runner or reciever. Crowell hasn’t been thrown too enough. Samuel should move back to the defense. Wasn’t there a reason, like 4th and 1, that John Jenkins wears the #6. Get Hudson Mason some playing time. Sweeps,I formations, reverse, someone else in the backfield throwing the ball besides Murray. Anybody else notice that if a Georgia fumbles the ball he is pulled, but even when Murray threw three picks he stayed in the game?


October 6th, 2011
2:25 pm

Faithfuldawg 86 the only reason that Crowell can’t be the only RB is because he gets tired after three plays and starts asking to come out. Thomas has been much better this year that expected. Samuel needs to go back to LB. He runs to high and falls over his own feet.


October 6th, 2011
2:50 pm

Why can’t we incorporate some of the other offensive lineup into the game to help with the fatigue factor. I understand they are less experienced and smaller, but couldn’t they drill them to do some certain skill set such as exclusively run blocking or pass blocking to do a handful of plays so as to run one offensive series in the second half to give the starting o line a breather (both physically and psychologically). Or even drill them on a handful of plays (not the whole playbook), so that they can sub out the starters one guy each series with a replacement in the second half and run certain plays.


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4:52 pm




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October 6th, 2011
5:37 pm

well hopefully not a cakewalk for ga. just hope tn. plays them close and you never know what might happen. I know wishful thinking on my part.

Destin Dawg

October 6th, 2011
6:03 pm

Play Hutson Mason when Murray completes his 1st pass to Tenn. defense…. Attention.. Richt coach the offense.. get involved PLEASE !!! Go for it on 4th and 1… Grantham’s doing fine with the DDDEEEEEE !!!! Run the ball… play Malcome.. he deserves a chance…when Crowell gets tired ???


October 6th, 2011
10:51 pm

Destin Dawg,
what?? speak english please. also your hutson mason comment is the dumbest thing ive read on this blog

My God, a freshman!

October 7th, 2011
3:18 am

Going out on a limb here but I think we win big! We run Isaiah 35 times for 195 yards. This will be his breakout game! They cannot stop him! Their O-line cannot stop our 3-4 attack. They cannot run and will become one dimensional. We will pin our ears back and bring the kitchen sink.


October 7th, 2011
10:19 am

04Dawg: I realize IC has been taking himself out when he’s winded. I say that’s smart. He knows better than the coaches when he needs a breather, other backs try to keep going and just end up fumbling or getting knocked backward… All I’m saying is that NO ONE, not even Herschel, can or should be the only back, that makes your run game too one-dimensional. Thomas and Samuel are doing fine – get off their backs.

Alabama Dog

October 7th, 2011
11:49 am

Dawgs just need to play hard nosed, old school Georgia footbal to win-PERIOD!!!!! I agree with montgomery Burns above: there was once a time when Dawg fans didn’t sweat road games. It’s a different world now. Richt got his 1st “signature win” at Neyland Stadium. Let’s hope he can do it again this year.

Football Wizard

October 7th, 2011
12:32 pm

If Murray throws picks and we fumble & bumble all night, we lose…period. GA turning the ball over will neautralize the talent advantage that we have over the Hillbillys. We hang onto the ball and don’t play stupid, we should win going away.


October 7th, 2011
1:28 pm

Forget about UGA fans. This is your year to cry about how you blew it again! You guys can see the East crown in your sigh and you will choke before it gets to halftime this weekend. Anne Murrary and his dogs are going to get lit up. Check out this link to several reasons to hate UGA football!


October 7th, 2011
11:58 pm

Play Ken Malcome this week. Samuel falls on first contact everytime. He can be that punishing back we need. Anyways I think the Dawgs hit some big plays this weekend, heard that UT has given up a play of 60 or more in every game.
Dawgs 34 UT 24


October 8th, 2011
2:31 am

Hey “Faithful Dawg”……..Lay off my buddy Lex……..DawginLex has been around alot longer than you have and damn sure makes a whole lot better sense…….If the majority of the folks who post here did so with the same thought and consideration as Dawgin Lex, this blog would be a much more interesting read………Now to the game, yea get IC his 17 to 23 touches, play ball control, keep that basketball player turned QB the Vols have on the bench or on his butt [on the turf] and we’ll be just fine Saturday night………..I see Todd Grantham turning it up a couple notches for this Tenneessee air attack……….Georgia gets 4-6 picks with one possibly two going to the house. Our players know what has happened the last two times we traveled to Knoxville, so does Mark Richt, look for Richt to motivate his troops for a complete game, with alot less mistakes, dropped balls, penalties, boneheaded tackling, and missing blocking assignments………Coach Mark Richt used to be known as the coach of the ultimate “road wariors”……….Look for him to bring that back Saturday night…………Georgia Bulldogs win big this time…….er…….a… say Dawgs 48 Rockytopheads 17…………Well…….we’ll see, now won’t we? I’ll be back after the game for my GLORY or rather GLORY, GLORY TO ‘OL GEORGIA……………..RED